In a spine chilling incident, a former Merchant Navy sailor, who was dismissed from the service recently, brutally killed his father and then tried to commit suicide by setting the house on fire.
The horrific incident took place on Sunday when the accused entered his father’s home with a sharp-edged weapon and stabbed him several times to death.
According to reports, the accused identified as Rahul Matta, stabbed his father 36 times with a sharp knife inside his flat, before chasing him outside and killing him. He is said to be mentally imbalanced and has a criminal history. He was once arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly molesting a woman in east Delhi last year.
Rahul had a heated argument with his father RP Matta, who was a retired finance sector employee and had returned from Canada recently and allegedly slit his throat in a fit of rage. RP Matta was living in the flat with his wife Renu Matta and the couple had disowned the accused and had also got him banned from entering the society.
“We received a PCR call around 2.30 pm and the police immediately reached the couple’s fourth-floor house in Ajanta Apartments, seeing which Rahul locked himself up in the kitchen and set the cooking gas cylinder on fire. The cylinder exploded and injured 11 policemen, Rahul as well as the couple’s neighbours,” Omvir Bishnoi, DCP (east) was quoted as saying.
However, Rahul was rescued from the burning flat after an hour long drama. Police will interrogate him upon discharge according to reports.
Rahul, who had been sacked from the merchant navy and jailed twice, had been disowned by his father, Ravinder Matta, a fortnight ago and forced to vacate the house.